This pro-legalization business magnate is Hillary Clinton’s biggest billionaire backer

Business magnate George Soros, one of the largest contributors of funding for marijuana legalization efforts around the globe, is the biggest billionaire backer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Bloomberg reported this week. Soros, the hedge fund manager, investor and activist, was the largest contributor among Bloomberg Billionaires Index members to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according…

Feds launch major raid on illegal marijuana operations in southeast Colorado

Federal agents and local law enforcement simultaneously raided homes across southeast Colorado on Wednesday as part of efforts to break up a major organization growing marijuana for distribution and sale out of state. A Drug Enforcement Administration official said the agency was working with sheriff’s offices in El Paso, Pueblo, Crowley, Bent and Otero counties on…

Lawmaker Dan Morhaim faces legislative inquiry over dual Maryland medical marijuana roles

Lawmakers are considering launching an investigation of Del. Daniel K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore County) over his involvement with a Maryland medical marijuana company while pushing for regulations and legislation affecting the burgeoning industry, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. Staff on the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics are conducting a preliminary probe…

Blurred lines: Officials from California’s Emerald Triangle talk compliance vs. criminality

This year Humboldt County and California touted new programs to legitimize medical marijuana growers who have long operated in the dark, but the line between compliance and criminality still remains somewhat blurred. In Humboldt County, those seeking to operate a medical marijuana business have until the end of the year to submit their applications for…